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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 25, 2019 1:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 1970

My first show at the Pasadena Civic. I found an old ad that let me know I paid $5.50 to see these guys. Is it true that this show was not recorded? Really?

Next year I'm having a party.

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 28, 2019 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

From: http://jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com/2012/04/pasadena-civic-auditorium-300-e-green.html

"This was my first show and actually got a stage pass to get in. My friend and i were standing near the backstage door trying to sneak in. We heard some voices and guitar playing and looked through a window and the Dead were practicing! A stagehand or someone connected with the band saw us and said if we got them some coffee, he would give us a pass. We got the coffee and he gave us a pass. We knocked on the backstage door and showed the pass and got in. My friend and i were back stage for the entire concert. We tried to sneak out after the gig with the pass but were stopped a the door and had to give it back.

When the house lights came on during the first set just about everybody booed because we wanted to smoke our dope - there were uniformed Pasadena's finest in the house and who knows what other kind of heat. Jerry stepped up to the mic and said 'No no no you don't understand. We want to see you too!' However a little later on they dimmed the lights.
Great set by The New Riders. Garcia sounded might fine on pedal steel. The Dead were cooking, finished with Love Light and they shot off their famous cannon at the end. No encore in those days.

I thought this was a great show because the venue was gorgeous, one of those old art deco movie theatres from the 1920's in Southern California. It was small enough to feel close to the band but large enough to get crazy at the end when introduced Casey Jones which hadn't even been released yet (Working Man's Dead came out late '70 if I'm not mistaken). I also like the New Riders of the Purple Sage set that opened for the Dead, as it featured Jerry on pedal steel which I thought Jerry played brilliantly and Mickey on drums as he got to shine. Was a great acoustic set from what I can remember - if you know what I mean…"

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 28, 2019 2:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

Why thank you. I can't remember shit for details. I would love to remember Jerry on steel. Dang. Saw a bunch of shows there. It was like a poor man's Shrine. I've been listening to the GD for 2/3 of my life. Omg.

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 29, 2019 10:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

I love how they tried to make off with the stage passes.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 29, 2019 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

High hippies for sure.

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Poster: Quincy Date: Sep 27, 2019 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

Hopefully someone recorded it and it will turn up... and be the soundtrack to your party.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 27, 2019 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 1970

Maybe Dick Latvala has it?